17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Red-headed Woodpeckers fight over who will be the mate.

I had observed two Red-headed Woodpeckers and hoped they would be mates and get on with business. Suddenly a third Woodpecker appeared and the fight was on, much like aerial combat.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Albany, Georgia, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Ulf Kirchdorfer